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LAOWA Magic Shift Converter (MSC)

Convert your Canon/Nikon lens into a professional SHIFT lens

WHAT IS IT?

Laowa Magic Shift Converter (MSC) is an adapter designed to convert the Canon / Nikon mount) lens into a professional +/-10mm Shift lens and use it with the Sony full frame E-mount cameras. With the MSC, you can have absolute vertical lines rather than converging lines while shooting. This is a super useful feature in architecture and interior photography. It not only works well with Laowa lenses but also lenses from other manufacturers.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Laowa Magic Shift Converter (MSC) took advantage of the short flange distance of mirrorless cameras and incorporated a patented optics system into the converter.

The patented optical system in the MSC will enlarge the image circle of the 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D from 43.2mm to 60mm in diameter and convert it a 17mm f/4 lens with +/- 10mm shift capability. The camera can be rotated in a 360 full circle, allowing a quick switch between landscape and portrait framing or to change the shift direction.

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CORRECTION DEMONSTRATION

IMAGE QUALITY

LAOWA MFC comprises of 5 elements in 4 groups, with 2 Extra Refractive glasses. The optical structure is carefully designed which gives minimal impact on the image quality of our Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D. It will also cancel out some of the chormatic aberrations and distortion of some ultra-wide angle lenses. Our close-to-zero distortion feature can also be retained.

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360° LOOK

SAMPLE GALLERY

AVAILABILITY

Laowa MSC will come with 2 variants, Canon EF to Sony E & Nikon F/G to Sony E. Both variants are now available to ship.

LAOWA MAGIC CONVERTER LINE-UP

The Laowa Magic Shift Converter is the first member of the Laowa Magic Converter line-up, followed by the the Laowa Magic Format Converter (MFC) announced earlier.

The MFC is the World’s First lens adapter which can enlarge the image circle of Full Frame Lenses for using on Fujifilm GFX-50S. Like the MSC, the MFC also enlarge the image circle of a Full Frame lens, so that it can completely fill the Fujifilm GFX sensors with NO vignetting. The MFC is expected to start shipping in later 2017.

 

Product Description

Name Magic Shift Converter (MSC)
Lens Structure 5 elements in 4 groups
Focal Length Multiplier Increase by 1.4x
Aperture Impact Reduce by 1-stop
Focus Mode / Aperture control Manual
Dimensions 69.6 x 44.1mm
Weight about 360g
Mounts Canon EF to Sony E / Nikon F/G to Sony E

MTF

Laowa 12mm f/2.8 + MSC

Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D  + MSC

Optical Structure

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